Balance with Palm Portions

When you follow Itrim's Palm portion system, you eat according to the Palm portion -balance menu when you want to maintain a stable weight.

To stay at the weight you have, or recently achieved, you should burn as much energy as you consume and in this way create an energy balance. At Itrim we call this menu Palm portion -balance. It means that you eat the same way as for Palm portion -diet, but at each meal you can exchange a fist size amount of vegetables, root vegetables, fruit or berries for a more energy dense carbohydrate like rice, pasta, potatoes, bread and grains.

You should eat four meals evenly distributed throughout the day: breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner. You should also drink approx. 1- 1.5 liters (33-50 fl oz) of water a day.

How to estimate amounts for a meal according to Palm portion –balance Breakfast, lunch and dinner:
Protein: A palm size amount of protein sources like fish, poultry, meat, eggs or a vegetarian alternative.
Less energy dense carbohydrate sources: Two fist size amounts of vegetables, root vegetables, fruit or berries.
More energy dense carbohydrates: A fist size amount of rice, pasta, potatoes, bread or grains.

Snacks:
Protein: Half a palm size amount of protein sources like fish, poultry, meat, eggs or a vegetarian alternative.
Carbohydrate sources: Two fist size amounts of less energy dense carbohydrate sources like vegetables, root vegetables, fruit or berries or a fist size amount of a more energy dense carbohydrate like rice, pasta, potatoes, bread or grains.

Remember that at least half of the fist size amounts from less energy dense carbohydrate sources during the day should come from root vegetables and/or vegetables.


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